Xavier Prep’s soccer team played a pair of tough defensive matches in the annual Excalibur Tournament in Norco, Calif., on Thursday (Dec. 26) and Friday (Dec. 27), falling in both, and had another match on Friday in the consolation round.
later contest, the Gators again had a good defense but this time had the
offense to go with it for a 5-0 triumph over host Norco in a consolation match.
lost to Capo Valley (Mission Viejo, Calif.) 2-1 on Thursday and fell to Mater
Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) 2-0 earlier on Friday.
was a great trip,’’ said Xavier coach Barb Chura. “All matches were
competitive. We were in every game.’’
will return home to Petznick Field to kick off the New Year on Jan. 8 against
Scottsdale Chaparral. The Gators will follow that up with a road match at
Gilbert Highland on Jan. 10. Start times for both are 6 p.m.